Hypomelanosis of Ito.


Pandare SUGATHAN 1 and André GRABOWSKI 2                                                                                                                                                                                 

 1 Department of Paediatric, RIPAS Hospital, Brunei Darussalam and 2 Department of Neuroradiology, Jerudong Park Medical Centre, Brunei Darussalam/Krankenhaus Nordwest, Frankfurt, Germany



Hypomelanosis of Ito (HI) is a rare neurocutaneous syndrome with characteristic whirled hypopigmented skin lesions and neurological manifestations. Less consistently, there may be non-neurological manifestations that include ophthalmic, musculoskeletal, craniofacial, cardiac, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal involvements. We report a case of HI, with typical skin lesions in association with hemimegalencephaly, seizures and mental retardation along with the hitherto unreported repetitive hand movements such as seen in Rett syndrome. 


Keywords: Hemimegalencephaly, hypopigmentations, Ito syndrome, pigmentation disorders


Correspondence author: Pandare SUGATHAN,  Post Office Box 341, Seri Complex, BA 1779, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.

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Brunei Int Med J. 2012; 8 (3): 139-144